Get translated versions (by Google) for Google Review Widget please!

We would really find it helpful if the Google Review Widget could be setup so that one can choose which language to get on the reviews and from Google automatic translations. We are a Swedish ecommerce store and would like to show our reviews on our Danish, English and Finnish sites but as the majority of our customers are Swedish they will appear in Swedish on the other site and not the local language. Would be really great if one could setup the widget to that you can choose language to thow the reviews in (based on Google's automatic translations). Many thanks! / Anton Lindh at Sparv Accessories

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  • Jun 10 2021
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  • Sandor Nemeth commented
    17 Sep 07:44pm

    Many thanks, this would be also a must have feature for us.

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    Helga R commented
    19 Jan 09:03am

    Hello folks,

    Thanks a lot for your comments!

    I've passed all the info along to our dev team and I do believe it will help them come up with a solution for this request.

    However, even if we start with filters, I'm afraid we still will need time to start working on this due to a very tight schedule. It's definitely doesn't mean that this request will be buried and we do keep it in mind for future updates for this widget.

    Again, a huge thank you for your understanding! 🙏🏻

  • Guest commented
    18 Jan 06:00pm

    Thanks a lot @helga - great idea but I believe this will reduce the number of reviews drastically - eg at our company we are just about to launch in Germany and Netherlands - for these markets we have no reviews in local language so there will be none shown if you filter by language. I know that google translate reviews automatically to English (from local language) - can we try to use this instead? I guess its a better option to show as many reviews as possible despite being in English (if there are too few on local language) - ideally one would want non local reviews to be translated into english and the local ones to stay in local language. In this case you will show the most reviews as possible! Hope this was clear and again big thanks!

  • JP commented
    18 Jan 05:42pm

    @Helga, imo filtering on review language is the best solution. I even suggested that already, see my comments on.

    June 15, 2021 08:23 and
    June 15, 2021 08:36

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    Helga R commented
    18 Jan 12:55pm

    However, we have another idea regarding this functionality and we'd really love to hear your thoughts.

    What if we added the filter by language so that you could create a separate widget for a particular language?

    Please let me know what you think 🙏🏻

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    Helga R commented
    18 Jan 08:07am

    Hello everybody,

    Thank you for your interest in our widget and in this feature!

    As much as I'd love to bring good news for you, I'm afraid I have to say that this feature is not included in the nearest ideas to release list yet.

    Unfortunately, due to the extremely crowded schedule and a pile of crucial changes to implement, our dev team has to pick several features to include in the updates, and most often these are the most wanted requests.

    However, we assure you that this feature will not be forgotten, the only thing is that we will need more time to add it to the widget 🙏🏻

    I wish I had better news to share, however, I'm convinced we should be honest with you.

    Again, we're so sorry that we have to slow down the process.

  • Guest commented
    15 Jan 10:21pm

    Any update to this one @Helga Kirsanova? I think this would be really really great (ideally if u can get reviews in local language - otherwise english would be ok). Please make this!!

  • Guest commented
    6 Jan 05:10am

    Me to I would like spanish ASAP

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    Helga R commented
    1 Nov, 2021 08:44am

    Thanks for your support, folks!

    We're working hard to make it happen 🙂

  • Guest commented
    27 Oct, 2021 03:29pm

    Hope that you will have this feature soon!

  • Guest commented
    19 Jul, 2021 03:15pm

    Yes, that is exactly what I am looking for!!!!

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    Helga R commented
    2 Jul, 2021 06:39am

    Hi Anton,

    Thank you for your comment!

    We totally understand how crucial this option is for you and I assure you that we do bear it in mind.

    Since our dev team is coping with an enormous range of tasks, they, unfortunately, really need time for developing a new feature.

    I wish I could provide an ETA, however, I'm afraid everything depends on the devs' overall load.

    But again, we do strive to release new features and make every effort to make it happen as soon as possible.

    Thanks a lot for your understanding!

  • Guest commented
    1 Jul, 2021 02:02pm

    Hello! Just want to check in if you have any update on this one? Would be really nice to get this one implemented =) Here is how it looks on our Swedish site (please remember that 90% of our reviews are Swedish so thereby the current solution work OK for us now but when expanding geographically we would need to get "localized" google review widgets). Thanks / Anton

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    Helga R commented
    17 Jun, 2021 06:51am

    Thank YOU, folks, for this fruitful conversation 🙂

    We're always open for discussions, so your ideas are always most welcome.

  • Guest commented
    16 Jun, 2021 06:09pm

    Thanks again Helga. Just want to clarify that Google is already automatically translating reviews into English (these are the ones we would like to pick, but in local language if possible). ANyhow thanks for looking into this! Would really be super beneficial for so many etailers out there

  • JP commented
    16 Jun, 2021 05:54pm

    Thanks, I already translate my websites with WPML, using a translation agency. Only the reviews from the widget would need to be translated (and the have a mixed source language).

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    Helga R commented
    16 Jun, 2021 01:34pm

    Hi Anton and JP and thank you ever so much for your contribution!

    You've given us a lot of food for thought and we truly appreciate your time and interest in this widget.

    I'd also like to mention that we have Website Translator widget as our Coming Soon one, you can check how it's going to look here - https://elfsight.com/website-translator-widget/. Perhaps that widget could also be of use in this feature realization.

    And you're welcome to vote for that widget request in order to get notified once it's released here - https://wishlist.elfsight.com/ideas/NAR-I-10.

    JP, many thanks for your thorough ideas and suggestions - all of them will be definitely considered by our development team.

    Thank you!

  • JP commented
    16 Jun, 2021 11:49am

    Mmm ok, automatically translating the review into the language of the page where it is displayed as Anton suggests would also be an option.

    However, that means that as soon as the widget loads on the page, it needs to check the page and translate them with Google translate (or other tool) before it can display them. I see a few problems with that:

    1. reviews will load slow because translating a single review will take 1 tot 2 seconds.

    2. there will be charges for using the Google translation api

    3. translations are not perfect so they will ook unauthentic. You'll have to add 'automatically translated from ...' to solve that.

    All in all, I think it's better to filter reviews based on the language tag of the page where they will be shown. Or at least prioritize reviews in that language before you show reviews in other languages.


    JP

  • Guest commented
    16 Jun, 2021 11:41am

    Hi again Helga. Thank you very much and for clarifying - I guess we have to wait a bit then. Really hope you could get this solved soon (we are open to buy additional widgets - eg where each widget is for a specific language/domain - just great to get it solved). Looking forward to get this implemented (ur services are awesome btw)! Really believe this would be so beneficial for so many etailers not all in on English so one can take advantage of all reviews that are added on Google my bus. All the best / Anton

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    Helga R commented
    16 Jun, 2021 10:56am

    Hi Anton!

    I've consulted our developers regarding the question you've left and here's what they have to say.

    The idea with lang tag does sound good, and we believe we will definitely be able to implement this option. Unfortunately, at the moment there is no way or a workaround to make this happen, I'm really sorry! This is not that easy task and the devs have to do some investigations in order to see what options we have and find the best way to implement this feature.

    We will try our best to consider this request and speed up the process, if possible.

    Thanks a lot for your comment!

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